Osama Bin Laden Home Videos Released
First Posted: 05/ 7/11 09:12 AM ET Updated: 05/ 7/11 04:50 PM ET
LOLITA C. BALDOR and KIMBERLY DOZIER, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Newly released videos show Osama bin Laden watching himself on television and rehearsing for terrorist videos, revealing that even from the walled confines of his Pakistani hideout, he remained a media maestro who was eager to craft his own image for the cameras.
The videos, released by U.S. intelligence officials Saturday, were offered as further proof that Navy SEALs killed the world’s most wanted terrorist this week. But they also served to show bin Laden as vain, someone obsessed with his portrayal by the world’s media.